5251 Kentucky Ave
Indianapolis, IN 46221
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
2/
10
Bottom 50%
Decatur Central High School serves 1,880 students in grades 9-12.
Decatur Central High School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Indiana for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 20% (which is lower than the Indiana state average of 45%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 45% (which is lower than the Indiana state average of 49%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 20:1 is higher than the Indiana state level of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 31% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is lower than the Indiana state average of 32% (majority Black and Hispanic).

School Overview

Decatur Central High School's student population of 1,880 students has grown by 6% over five school years.
The teacher population of 96 teachers has grown by 5% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
Total Students
1,880 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
96 teachers
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School Rankings

Decatur Central High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,757 schools in Indiana (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Decatur Central High School is 0.49, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.51. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year Data
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State Level (IN)
Overall Testing Rank
#1407 out of 1757 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
20%
45%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
45%
49%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
20:1
17:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
1%
2%
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Hispanic
12%
12%
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Black
13%
13%
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White
69%
68%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
5%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.49
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Graduation Rate
90%
86%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
45%
42%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
13%
7%
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Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, IN Dept. of Education

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Students: 1,880 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 20:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 31%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 90% (Btm 50% in IN)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 20% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 45% (Btm 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.49 (Top 50%)

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